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FOX Business
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm EDT
is the story with chicago? truly as bad as detroit or heading in that direction? >> economically not as bad a viable global city but their budget is a mess. $3 billion in taxes they collect, this year is the need to a $415 million for pensions and that is going to $1 billion in a year. this release the projection, that would be the third tax collection going in to pensions. this is something the state is mandating and they don't know how they can pay that. lori: you mentioned chicago economically in better shape. look at the baseball game where all those people to do a rod, more about that this afternoon but the underlying economy of chicago seems to have some growth potential. >> the economy there is okay and. nobody is really flying in this economy but here is the point, has not been economically declining of the way detroit is but their pension obligations are, their pension system is in worse shape than detroit's, detroit's system is considered an argument how well funded it is but they have four pension systems in chicago, one of them is only 25% funded and the other one is only 38% fu
FOX Business
Aug 6, 2013 11:00am EDT
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FOX Business
Aug 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
to take advantage of that. today, the final day for organizations to file objections to detroit's bankruptcy filings. they must find that the city is insolvent and has negotiated in good place with creditors. if detroit is deemed eligible, it will be the biggest case in u.s. history. lori: in the meantime, president obama getting back to business. meeting with financial regulators about implementing dodd-frank peter barnes has the very latest. peter: that is just one of the latest things he has on his plate. very busy with things like egypt and syria. the president would like to keep the focus on jobs and the economy. foreign-policy issues may not let him do that. he goes on a two were later this week. congress is out on its regular august recess. he has a megaphone right now and he needs to use it while he can. >> every president in their second term, lame ducks get closer every day. the president is walking a fine line of where he is in that timeline. peter: the end of the fiscal year is september 30. they have not worked out a deal to fund the government. they are looking at
FOX Business
Aug 1, 2013 11:00am EDT
make of this? worried about the road ahead, auto critic with the detroit free press joining us from michigan, good to see you. i did not intend to make a car related pun about driving. a lot of this is in a pickup trucks and larger vehicles. are you worried these automakers are making the same a stake they did in the 90s? it blew up in their face. >> not really. the increase in pickup trucks is due to a lot of businesses stocking up again because they think the economy is getting better and many as you thes we see our smaller than the vehicles that existed in 90s and more fuel efficient. the problem is when car and suv sales get out of whack and you are making your money on huge vehicles and losing money on cars that doesn't seem to be the case. the ford fiesta is up 90% in july versus last year which was a stunning number. dagen: we should really celebrate these automakers and rejoice in effect these sales are so good and the quality of these vehicles is so good. you get in any small american sedan these days and even in many cases it is superior to what you would buy in japan or f
FOX Business
Aug 27, 2013 1:00pm EDT
and more than half of the company's 1.3 million u.s. employees are on its health care plans. >>> in detroit a federal judge moved up the a hearing on the city's eligibility for bankruptcy. instead of october 23rd, egin on september 18 to determine whether detroit is insolvent and if the city negotiated in good faith with its creditors. >>> texas is home to four out of top five cities for u.s. business. baltimore was fourth and hughes to infifth. rankings are based on growth rates, local taxes and regulations. >>> that's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. lori: who wants to intentionally step on broken glass when you go to the beach? well some florida beach communities are actually talking about putting it in the sand. joining me now from miami beach is fox's phil keating. hi, phil. >> hi, there. down here in florida, sand is is like gold. it draws millions of tourists every year which contributes $70 billion to the state's economy. believe it or not because of erosion constant along the coastline, you can see it with the three or four foot drop down t
FOX Business
Aug 30, 2013 11:00am EDT
with more from detroit. >> there are tens of thousands of abandoned homes like this one across the city. that has led to increases in crime, decreases in property value and a drain on precious city dollars. the goal of the new initiative is to take these abandoned homes and in turn, decrease foreclosures, rebuild neighborhoods by making them look like this. >> stay away and will be shot. sounds like a common sight in neighborhoods all across the motor city where there are more than 78,000 abandoned homes, most of them fall out from the housing crisis. morrison 30 of those are on robert couch's small street and are magnets for swatters, scrapper's and criminals. >> let the community down, it is no community, we do what we can put neighbors can't do it by themselves. >> help is on the way in the form of wrecking balls and dump trucks. in a first of its kind program michigan is taking on detroit's foreclosure crisis and attempting to stabilize its neighborhood by demolishing 4,000 abandoned homes across the city calling it the largest ef history. >> by eliminating the blight in a neighbor
FOX Business
Aug 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. they have not voted yet i don't think this will change because they can see what is happening detroit has just gone bankrupt and relied on gm and chrysler and ford they do not want to go the way of detroit to one of the pensions will be smaller you know, you'll end up with less at the end of the day. >> with the individual company you can change it if you change jobs in ticket with you that is the advantage. if you want to move to a better job you can without investing in your pension. tracy: give them props for trying. i don't know what they're thinking. [laughter] great to be with you. ashley: they go to the south because the state's give tax advantages nissan moved to just south of nashville for that reason so it makes sense. amazon moving into a new business rolling out where people can buy a fine art from people and galleries nearly 40,000 works by 5,000 artist but the well-known names are bringing in the big bucks the most expensive item norman rockwell going after four-point a million dollars. it's still works even with him in the war hall -- andy warhol. >> you would think you wo
FOX Business
Aug 12, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the fed has done too much to turn back now. how it will all play out ahead. ashley: detroit to beijing, two thundershowers flat. new technology could make the world much smaller. we're life in a fox business exclusive. like l.a. to new york in 40 minutes. >>> breaking news on the monthly budget deficit. let's get straight to it and go to peter barnes in washington. peter? >> hey, ashley, deficit was $90 billion in july. 40% increase from the $70 billion deficit reported in july of 2012, but, for the fiscal year-to-date, the deficit is actually down by about that amount. it clocked in for the first 10 months of the fiscal year-ending july at $607 billion. that compares to $974 billion for the deficit for the same period last year. and, of course, this improvement in the deficit, is due to those higher tax increases that kicked in january 1st. higher payroll taxes as well as higher taxes on the wealthier earners. and lower spending here in washington caused by those sequester spending cuts. we have two more months left in the fiscal year and two more months in that fight before the next
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